Bobby, our unbeaten league run at home comes to an end. An upsetting result, but none more so than for the players and coaching staff. How are the lads feeling?

We were disappointed and truly sorry that we let the club down. We haven’t done that often. We knew we let ourselves down, because of the manner in which we were beaten.

Was it more of a case of us being poor, or that Bath were excellent and must be given credit?

We weren’t good enough on that night. Bath outplayed us, but there’s no excuses. We’ve just got to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

I certainly didn’t feel that the match reflected just how much we’ve improved defensively this season. Should the consensus be that overall, we still, for the most part, are hard to score against?

That just shows how bad the evening was. Our backline just had a bad day at the office, as we all sometimes do, but there’s no individuals. We accept the loss as a collective responsibility, and we will continue working towards being better.

Farnborough are a very good side. How much of a challenge will tomorrow’s game be for the lads?

Farnborough are brilliant at home and are unbeaten at home in the league this season. They are a very organised and powerful side, so we’ve done our homework on them. We know this is going to be a difficult place to go to tomorrow, but we got back to the drawing board on Wednesday and I was very pleased with the boys’ response in training yesterday.

Farnborough away has always been a tough ground for us. To what extent can this prove as extra motivation to make a huge statement by winning tomorrow?

What we need to do is produce a bounce-back reaction after not having a great night on Tuesday, so our main priority tomorrow is to put on a good performance.

From our interviews and Tom and Calvin’s interview on Tuesday, what has really stood out to me was the high level of hunger and desire running through the club. How important is it to hold onto that mentality whilst going forward?

My lads did an interview on Tuesday night, as did I. We stood together and we knew we didn’t do enough that night.

One thing I’ve always learnt in football is to always judge a man when they’re losing, never when they’re winning. We can be happy while we’re winning, but the characters in our changing room knew the loss wasn’t great. The team meeting and the training session showed that there was a lot of desire to put it right.

Tuesday was definitely an eye opener, and we’re ready to bounce back.

As always, what has been the key message going into tomorrow’s game?

Just concentrate on tomorrow’s game. Stick together, stay positive, and try to win a game of football.

Interview by
Jack Webb

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